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Is Powell the final nail in McCain's coffin?Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at 8:01 AM
Ok, so I know this is a little late, but I've been extra busy this week with some personal things.
So, Sunday morning marked what, in my opinion, is one of the most interesting twists in the election: Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama.
While, in reality, the political importance of Powell is minimal, when such a well regarded Republican comes out in favor of a Democrat candidate, you have to pay attention.
My gut tells me, and mind you my gut has been very wrong before haha, that Powell is likely the final nail in McCain's coffin. It could mean nothing, but Obama has seen an almost 7-percent spike in the polls since Sunday morning.
Despite what big news this is, Powell has really worked to separate himself from the GOP since the beginning of the war in Iraq I think. I know there were some major disagreements in regards to whether or not to invade and I believe they led to his eventual resignation as Secretary of State.
So, while it's news, it's not a huge surprise.
What do you guys think this will mean to the McCain campaign over the next 12 days???
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